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KARLENE JOYCE TAYLOR Age 64, died at her home on Friday, March 1, 2013 in Riverside, California. She was born in Riverside, California on May 11, 1948, the daughter of Lawrence "Pete" and Steffi Joyce Taylor. Karlene graduated high school in Riverside, starting at Poly High enjoying swimming and water ballet and ending upon her graduation in the "Future Farmers of America" program at John W. North High, class of 1966. Upon graduation she spent a year at U.C. Riverside before transferring to U.C. Davis where she completed her B.S. and teaching credentials in Animal Husbandry and Horticulture. Her teaching career took her from Santa Rosa H.S. to Fontana H.S. and finally Arlington H.S. until she resigned in 1980 deciding to pursue a career with the Santa Fe Railroad thus hoping to someday become an engineer. This was not meant to be, however, and she struck out on her own venture of K/J Taylor Trucking, Inc., whereby she traveled the cities and states with her partner, Al, seeing new places, meeting new people and making new friends. Her hobbies were swimming, photography, cars, her horse "LB", her parrots, cats and wild birds. She was a loving and giving person. Her family and friends were her life and she will be deeply missed by all. Karlene is survived by her companion, Albert Lane; sister Sharon Taylor Eckles (Ed); half-brother, Wayne (Sharron) Manick; sister-in-law, Debbie Taylor; nieces Jamie Taylor Castillo (Henry) and Brittney Taylor; nephews, Michael Taylor (Kris); Andrew "A.J." Taylor, Shane Eckles, Terry Manick, and Troy Manick; 2 great nieces and 5 great nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Pete and Joyce Taylor; brothers Gordon and Randy Taylor. Graveside services will be held at Olivewood Cemetery located at 3300 Central Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506 at 12 noon on Thursday, March 7. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in her name to the (www.cancer.org) or So. Cal. Multiple Sclerosis Society Southern California & Nevada Chapter, 2440 South Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 115, Los Angeles, CA 90064. in charge of Arrangements

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Published in Press-Enterprise from Mar. 5 to Mar. 7, 2013
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